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December 2011

Staff Senate gives backtfoodbank

Members of the ECU Staff Senate joined in a community service project Dec. 19 at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina as part of an ongoing effort by senators to give back to the community. Additional efforts have included delivery of hot meals and supplies to a homeless camp in Greenville, as well as volunteer work with the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina and Give to the Troops. The senators plan a food drive in the spring. Read more and view slideshow..

ECU program opens exercise to alltwangila

On a basketball court at East Carolina University, 9-year-old Tolbert Wangila gets a firm grip on the ball, bends forward, manipulating his legs, arms, and wrists for a smooth release. Faster and faster he goes, counting the number of shots he makes, while an ECU student monitors his progress. Numbers are important to Wangila, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. His goal today is to increase the number of baskets he makes. Read more...

Faculty feedback: Rethink study's measurestmitchelson

Data alone can’t capture the contributions of many academic departments, particularly the humanities, faculty at East Carolina University told members of a committee appointed to help prioritize academic programs for possible reallocation of resources. At a forum Nov. 30 on a draft study of ECU’s academic resources, a number of faculty members asked the committee to reconsider the way it measured departments... Read more...

November 2011

Grants aid search for MS vaccinetmannie

Nearly $2 million in federal grants are helping an ECU scientist look for a vaccine that could help fight or prevent multiple sclerosis. Dr. Mark Mannie, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Brody School of Medicine, has received the grants from the National Institutes of Health. Read more...

Trustees say quality at issue with tuitionlucashr

East Carolina University’s trustees face a changed landscape this year, the board’s chairman said, as they consider how much to ask students to pay for a college education. Read more...

McCann: Have adventuresmccannheadshot

Novelist Colum McCann came to the United States 25 years ago on an adventure from Ireland, and he’s still here. The 2009 National Book Award winner urged ECU students from English classes he met with Nov 9-11 to find their own adventures. Read more...